A recently released socioeconomic impact study shows that Sheridan College is helping the local economy in more ways than one. College Vice President for Development Susan Bigelow explains.
Bigelow says that an important factor for the local economy is the high number of students that are from Sheridan and Johnson County.
The study showed that the Sheridan County economy received approximately $12.8 million in income due to the college's operations in fiscal year 2009. The economic impact study was done by Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc. of Moscow, Idaho.
The study was based on information from 2008-2009 academic and financial reports covering college, industry and employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Earnings and demographic data were compiled from the U.S. Census Bureau, and a variety of studies and surveys relating education to social behavior were also used to perform the study.